Support Local Businesses
As part of a continuing effort to support and promote a wide diversity of businesses within our communities, the chamber has expanded the searchable categories in our online directory to allow businesses to self-identify as immigrant-owned, minority-owned, LGBTQ-owned woman-owned and/or veteran-owned. Search the categories below or click here to add your business or nonprofit.
Articles and Websites
America is on Fire by Lee Pelton, President, Emerson College.
The Bias of 'Professionalism' Standards by Aysa Gray in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Black Mass Coalition Blueprint outlines specific targets for the private sector, nonprofit institutions, philanthropic institutions, state government and local government in Massachusetts.
Dismantle White Supremacy: Silence is NOT an option. Corporate statement by Ben & Jerry's.
Greenwood Challenge : A call by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) to Black, Brown and white allies in the business community to help address the impact of systemic racism on the economic well-being of the Black community with a goal of raising $1 million by Sept 2020. View Press Release and Talking Points.
A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege by USC’s online Master of Social Work program
How are companies taking action to create more inclusive workplaces? by CEO Action (PwC)
How to support black colleagues compiled by Emily Spaven, editor at LinkedIn
How Far CEOs Need to go in Support for Racial Equality Valerie Jarrett speaks with Erik Rosenbaum for CNBC.
How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts by Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. The Boston Globe 6/8/2020
How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts (Webinar Recording) with Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. June 24, 2020.
Inclusive Recruitment by Custom-Writing.org
The Inclusivist's Life: Championing Inclusion in Networking & Business (Webinar Recording) with Gretchen Cook-Anderson. September 17, 2020.
Implicit Association Test by Project Implicit of Harvard University
I was a CEO. Here's how corporate America fails to hire Black people. by David D'Alessandro. The Boston Globe. June 9, 2020.
The Leadership Now Project Business for Racial Equity pledge , a non-partisan opportunity for individuals to commit to pushing for equity in their organizations and for leaders to engage with specific ideas for durable change.
Strategies and Tactics for In-House Legal Departments to Improve Outside Counsel Diversity Diversity Lab and General Counsel for Law Firm Diversity
What PWC is Doing to Stand up Against Racism by Tim Ryan, Sr., PwC US Chair and Senior Partner
“7 Steps for Becoming an Anti-Racism Advocate” Colette Phillips in Boston Magazine June 24, 2020
The American Nightmare by Ibram X. Kendi. The Atlantic, 6/1/2020.
The Boston Globe's 2017 Spotlight Series Boston. Racism. Image. Reality
Critical Mass by Darryl Settles/ Catalyst Ventures: Outlines statistics, strong voices, advocacy groups, links to articles and ways you can take positive action.
The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork. From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups.
How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice by Online Counseling Programs powered by 2U, Inc. 12/8/2020
I Don't Need 'Love' Texts From My White Friends by Chad Sanders New York Times. 6/5/2020
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.,
11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality by Brittany Wong. Huffington Post, 5/29/2020.
106 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corrine Shutack. Medium.
Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life by Zyahna Bryant. Teen Vogue.
10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship Mireille Cassandra Harper
Letter to White Parents: 8 Actions You Can Do to Make America Safe for Black Children by Dr. Charmain Jackman, Dr. J Speaks Blog 6/1/2020
Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace by Workplace Allies
Next Pivot Point by Julie Kratz
Women at Work (podcast) by Harvard Business Review
Additional Resources: Corporate Leadership
Colette Phillips (Chamber Member)
YMCA (Equity Innovation Center of Excellence classes)
Specializing in inclusivity for those with disabilities:
Additional Resources: Racial Justice
Becoming A Man an organization that builds community among and support for young men of color in Boston and Cambridge schools.
Call Me Mister, focused on building the national pipeline of African American male teachers.
Foundation for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Harmony (also known as the Harmony Foundation)
King Boston, the social justice institute arm of the King Memorial effort.
1619 from The New York Times
Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee
Code Switch from NPR
Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence from On Being featuring Resmaa Menakem
Seeing White from Scene on Radio
Slow Burn from Slate
This History is Long; This History is Deep from On Being featuring Isabel Wilkerson
White Lies from NPR
How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Professional Network (Webinar Recording) with Colette Phillips. January 26, 2021 NN Chamber event.
How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts (Webinar Recording) with Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. June 24, 2020 NN Chamber event.
The Inclusivist's Life: Championing Inclusion in Networking & Business (Webinar Recording) with Gretchen Cook-Anderson. September 17, 2020 NN Chamber event.
Seizing the Moment Against Racism: What Allies Can Do (Webinar Recording) with Liz Cheng, Michael Curry, Colette Phillips and Eneida Roman. April 30, 2021 NN Chamber event.
When you exclude, you lose! (Webinar Recording) with Julia Geisman. April 15, 2021 NN Chamber event.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How to Be an Antiracistand Stamped from the Beginning:The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
In the Matter of Color by A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
me and white supremacy:Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Stamped from the Beginning by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
This is an Uprising by Mark Engler and Paul Engler
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals
when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo
White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism by Paula S. Rothenberg
Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu